3 Days Pian Upe wildlife reserve safari
3 Days Pian Upe wildlife reserve safari : Pian Upe wildlife reserve has earned the title of being one of the best destinations in Uganda because of its attractions that have supported variety of activities to do while staying in the reserve. If you want a place where you can avoid crowds of tourists like what happens some of the savannah and primates national parks like Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Kibale national park, Murchison falls national park and Queen Elizabeth national park. Pian Upe game reserve is the perfect place for you to go, located in the North Eastern part of Uganda in Nakapiripiti district strategically located to combine with visit Sipi falls and Mount Elgon national park in Eastern Uganda and Kidepo national park safari in North-eastern part OF Uganda.
Pian Upe wildlife reserve is the only place in Uganda where we find Roan antelopes and the Cheetah even though Kidepo national park had been marked as the only national park to find the animals thus Pian Upe wildlife reserve is the second place in Uganda where we find the cheetah. While on a guided safari to Pian Upe wildlife reserve, expect to see animals like Jackals, Hyenas, Cheetahs, Cape Buffalo, Roan antelope – it is only in Pian Upe wildlife reserve where we can find this fine looking antelope, Dik Dik, the great Kudu, Uganda kob, Waterbuck, Aardvark, Velvet and Patas monkeys and Olive baboons and birds like the giant Ostriches. Various types of antelopes especially the roan antelope, baboons, velvet monkey, the strong vocalized Patas monkey, Zebras, Buffalos, Dik Dik, birds to mention a few are the easiest to be seen and with a bit of luck, you can also spot the cheetahs. Predators found in the reserve include; the wildcats, Jackals, Spotted Hyenas, Civets, Serval Cats, the mysterious Leopards and prides of Lions are reported to periodically seen in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.
Despite, game viewing can be challenging given the inaccessibility of trails however, with a good 4X4 vehicle, the trials can do passable. To have a great experience of the animals in Pian Upe, you need a minimum of 3 Days Pian Upe wildlife reserve to fully experience the game in the reserve. The reserve is still untouched with low numbers of visitors, so widens your opportunity for game drives in private and intimate experience, dismissing crowds that can be seen in other national park. Morning and evening game drives are the best time to see most of the animals with the dazzling sunsets and sunrises for example every morning the sun comes out behind the mountains and descends over the horizon in some of the most fascinating sunsets. This 3 Days Pian Upe wildlife reserve offers you an experience in the north eastern part of Uganda in the Karamojong region and features Pian Upe wildlife reserve is one of Uganda’s newly recognised tourist destinations with raw and beautiful scenery joined to other two wildlife protected areas in the North-eastern part of Uganda.
- Day 1 : Transfer to Pian Upe wildlife reserve
- Day 2: Explore the reserve on a game drive and community tour
- Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala – Departure
Day 1: Transfer to Pian Upe wildlife reserve – evening game drive
Wake up very early, have breakfast, and transfer to Pian Upe wildlife reserve. It is about 9-10 hours’ drive with en-route lunch and several stops driving via Mbale, Sironko and finally at Pian Upe wildlife reserve. Have en-route lunch in one of the close towns to the reserve. Proceed to the reserve and connect for an evening game drive the connect to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay at your own set up tent near the park headquarters or Uganda Wildlife Authority Bandas for budget option or stay at Karamojong Overland Camp for mid-range option.
Day 2: Explore the reserve on a game drive and community tour
After your breakfast, set off for a morning game drive in the savannah plains to search for reserve residents including the cheetahs, Uganda’s only population of the Roan antelopes, the Elands, Zebras, Hartebeests, Oribis, Gunther’s Dik Dik, Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes, blue and Common Duiker and Impalas to mention a few. Return for lunch and later afternoon; visit a local Karamoja community close to the park for a rare cultural experience in dance and drama performances and also be able to learn more about the community. Before nightfall, return to your camp for dinner and overnight stay as above
Day 3: Transfer to back Kampala
Since you have a long day drive, connect for a brief game drive then embark on your journey to Mbale town where you will have your late breakfast. Proceed to Jinja for your late lunch then continue to Kampala/Entebbe where you will check-in at your reserved hotel or be dropped off at Entebbe airport for your own flight back home. End of safari